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8 incredible stats that show Liverpool are back to their best in 2023-24

Liverpool have looked back to their fluid best at points of this season so far and we’ve picked out eight stats which highlight just how good Jurgen Klopp’s side have been.

The Reds currently find themselves second in the Premier League table, having only lost one of their opening 15 matches. Arsenal hold a two-point lead over Klopp’s side as things stand, but Liverpool still have a great shot at the title themselves.

Klopp’s side hold a four-point lead over Manchester City as things stand, although the German boss thinks it would be foolish to rule Pep Guardiola’s side out of the title race.

“If somebody would write Man City off that would be the biggest joke in the history of football. Arsenal are fighting and had a similar experience we had [late win vs Fulham],” Klopp told reporters.

“It feels really good but anyway you have to start the next game from 0-0. Aston Villa is incredible. Man United is there, don’t play yet maybe exactly the football whoever wants – the media or whatever – but they have points like crazy.

“Chelsea, I’m not sure if they’re coming. The league is incredibly strong, you need to be lucky to get through difficult moments, with injuries especially.

“So I have no clue [who will win the title]. Probably [there are more challengers]. It was the last years, always two. I’m not interested in that, so long as we’re around there. But it’s so difficult and intense. Ask me again in April.”

While Klopp himself has refused to discuss Liverpool’s title chances, there’s no denying that the Reds currently find themselves in a strong position heading into the festive period.

We’ve taken a closer look at Liverpool and their season so far and have picked out eight amazing stats which show Klopp’s side have been back to their best this season.

– Liverpool are currently averaging 2.26 points per game and are projected to finish the season with 86 points. For context, that would be Liverpool’s fourth-best points return under Klopp.

– Only Manchester City have scored more goals (36) than Liverpool have in the Premier League this season (34). Klopp’s side are currently projected to score 86 goals throughout the season which would be 11 more than they managed last time.

– Liverpool have created an xG of 30.9 which is higher than any other Premier League side. Only Stuttgart and Bayern Munich have created a higher xG so far in Europe’s top five leagues.

– The Reds have won 15 points from losing positions this season, more than any other Premier League side has managed.

– Klopp’s side have nine more points at this stage of the season than they did last time. They have also scored three more goals and have conceded four less goals.

– With a goal difference of +20, Liverpool boast a better goal difference than any other Premier League side this season.

– The Reds take an average of 17.7 shots per game which is the most of any Premier League side. For context, Man City take 15.5 shots per game and Arsenal average 15.4.

– Liverpool are one of only three Premier League clubs that have scored in all 15 of their league matches so far. The other two sides are Brighton and Tottenham.

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